We are pleased to say that we have been awarded a scholarship to carry out an investigative study on the music education system in Uganda, East Africa. The scholarship was awarded by the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE).
The research study will investigate current practice in music education across Uganda in order to identify challenges and potential ways forward in the field. The study will consist of data collection with local music education professionals in four regions of the country in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issue.
We delighted to be starting work on this important topic and we’ll be reporting any findings here on due course.
Climate change is a widely talked about topic and its derive effects are not fully known. We can all tell that our weather patterns are changing, no matter where we are in the world. In more developed countries, people have the resources to deal with such changes; however in the developing world, it is a different story.
In Uganda, heavy rains have been causing havoc lately. Over there, the year is split into dry and rainy seasons, with the dry season expected to start at any time now. However, very heavy rain has caused flooding, muddy roads that are hard to drive on, and even natural disasters such as landslides and flooding of rivers.
Staff at our consultancy in Kampala are currently undertaking research into how such climate change affects the occurrence of landslides and deforestation in rural parts of Uganda near the Mount Elgon. Historically, the area has been badly affect by landslides and there is much fear that climate change and heavy rains will make the problems worse.
We are keen to finalise the report on the research and then present it to the relevant Government Officials.